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An evolutionary approach to emotion in mental health with a focus on affiliative emotions
Emotions evolved to guide animals in pursuing specific motives and goals (e.g., to find food, avoid harm, seek out sexual partners, rear offspring). They function as short-term alertors and regulators of behaviour and can ...
Attitudes towards mental health problems scale: Confirmatory factor analysis and validation in the Portuguese population
Several studies about stigmatization and shame toward mental health problems have contributed to minimizing the impact of these negative attitudes on people diagnosed with mental illnesses, on their families and on their ...
Suicidal events due to overdose and medical comorbidities in psychiatric disorders of ICD-10 classes F1-F4: A comparative overview of five studies in general hospital admissions
Introduction General hospital-based studies may help towards improving the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Objectives and aims Based on five representative studies in general hospital admissions, we will represent a ...
Building ties in the community for patients with mental illness
Since its conception in the 1960s, community psychiatry has aimed at caring for people suffering from mental disorders without secluding them from their life environment. Its main aim is not the mere treatment of symptoms ...
Medical comorbidity related risk factors for hospital-based mortality in psychiatric disorders of ICD-10 classes F1-F4: A comparative overview of five studies in general hospital admissions
Introduction Up to 60% of the non-suicide related premature mortality of individuals with major psychiatric disorders is said to be mainly due to medical diseases. Objectives and aims Based on five representative studies ...
Profession-specific working in mental health: impacts for occupational therapists and service users
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Physical comorbidity and consequences for mortality and treatment
Introduction Ageing is related to an increase rate of physical comorbidity. However, the interaction between physical comorbidity and the development of depression in the elderly is not yet clear. Depression may be the ...
An interprofessional simulation course to address the physical health agenda in mental health.
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Affiliative and prosocial motives and emotions in mental health.
This paper argues that studies of mental health and wellbeing can be contextualized within an evolutionary approach that highlights the coregulating processes of emotions and motives. In particular, it suggests that, ...
Little evidence for community treatment orders - a battle fought with heavy weapons
This editorial discusses the pros and cons of community treatment orders (CTOs) from the perspective of community general adult psychiatry. There is little scientific evidence supporting the application of CTOs. Preconditions ...